Tag: sanctions

  • Bitcoin

    US Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin Addresses, Two Iranian Men, in Ransomware Hacks

    For the first time ever, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that they have sanctioned two Bitcoin wallet addresses connected to a ransomware scheme associated with two Iranian men. Bitcoin Wallets Sanctioned in Unprecedented Case As first today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control claimed that...

    Cole Petersen | November 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm
  • North Korea

    Report: North Korea Is Evading US Sanctions Using Cryptocurrencies

    North Korea is reportedly ramping up the use of cryptocurrencies to evade US economic sanctions. It’s also alleged that the country is developing its own native crypto asset to further assist moving money across borders, according to a duo of financial intelligence analysts from Washington D.C. North Korea Allegedly...

    Tony Spilotro | September 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm
  • Industry

    Crypto is Taking Over Venezuela, Due to the Country’s Destroyed Fiat System

    Venezuela is facing hyperinflation and international sanctions that have brought the economy and its people to their knees. In response, President Nicolás Maduro recently mandated that his Petro crypto will become the nation’s second official currency starting tomorrow, August 20. In relation, some believe a “post-fiat” world is emerging in...

    Thomas Delahunty | August 20, 2018 | 9:00 am
  • Iran

    Iran Is Moving Ahead With Local Cryptocurrency Development Despite Crypto Ban

    Despite last weeks ban on the cryptocurrency market by central banking authorities, Iran is still moving ahead with plans to develop an experimental local coin, according to a government minister. Just last week Iran’s central bank prohibited banks in the country from dealing in cryptocurrencies, citing fears of...

    Thomas Delahunty | April 30, 2018 | 4:00 pm
  • Industry

    US Treasury Department Considers Sanctioning Cryptocurrency Addresses

    The US Treasury Department has announced it may start adding the cryptocurrency addresses of blacklisted persons to their list of sanctions as reported in the Wall Street Journal. Treasury to Sanction Crypto addresses Along with a white house order signed by President Donald Trump banning Americans from trading...

    John McMahon | March 21, 2018 | 6:00 am

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